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Magmic Announces Over 600,000 Active Accounts for Texas Hold’em King Live

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We’ve written about Magmic’s Texas Hold’em King Live several times because it’s probably the most advanced BlackBerry game in terms of features and monetization strategy. First, the game uses in-app purchases to allow poker players to buy more chips in order to play. Second, the game features its own in-app advertising that shows ads for other Magmic titles. Third, the app uses Pretzil integration to give users access to a plethora of avatars that can be used in-game. There are more great features such as their social integration, but we feel these three features really set them apart.

Recently, Magmic announced that it has passed over 600,000 active player accounts. This number translates into over 7,000,000 “All-Ins” and over 50,000,000 hands dealt over the last 6 months. These numbers add to the already impressive numbers for the THK franchise. Over the years, Magmic’s THK franchise has over 50 million installs across 5 major platforms. These guys were in the business of huge downloads before Angry Birds came around.

Hit the jump for THK Live’s feature set.
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How To Use Your Pretzil Avatar in Texas Hold’em King Live by Magmic #THKLive

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Texas Hold’em King Live (THKLive) by Magmic is a really interesting poker game that we’ve written about several times. The game uses in-app purchases and virtual currency for a poker experience unlike any other on BlackBerry. A little known fact about the game is that you can get access to a huge portfolio of avatars that can be used in game, by connecting your account to pretzil.com. Pretzil has a couple hundred avatars that can be unlocked and used in THKLive to make your poker experience even better. To use your avatar in THKLive, follow these steps:
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Magmic Talks About THK Live Growing Pains and Recent Server Fixes

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Magmic recently launched THK Live, the latest addition to the Texas Hold’em King franchise. The game features some interesting monetization methods including in app ads for other Magmic games, virtual goods and chips that can be purchased, all with a free download. While THK has been a success, it has almost been too successful. We spoke to Magmic about some of the user feedback we’ve been seeing regarding frozen tables and what seems to be server issues. Hit the jump to read the story.
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Texas Hold’em King Live is Now Out of Beta and Free to Download

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Magmic has officially launched THK Live and it’s out of beta and in Bplay and App World. THK Live is a very unique poker game and Magmic has taken an interesting approach to selling the game. The game is free and users have the ability to purchase chips in game in order to play high stakes games or top up their account. Features of the game include:

  • Free To Play: Each day you’ll receive chips that you can take straight to the tables, without paying anything.
  • Fast, Smooth and Fun: Are you tired of waiting for your opponent to make their move? This is the fastest poker game available for BlackBerry. Our quick speeds and easy to use interface ensure that you’ll spend more time taking down pots.
  • Automatic Table Selection: THK Live will pick the most appropriate table for your Bankroll, Experience and Speed – All you have to do to start playing is press “Play.”
  • Slick, Easy-to-Use UI: Magmic’s new and improved user interface is designed for high resolution devices providing vivid colors and smooth animations. Poker actions are easy to use and are inspired by BlackBerry’s own home screen.
  • Unlock Achievements: Earn over 35 unique achievements that will reward you for winning pots, playing hands and getting lucky. THK Live will continue to add new and exciting achievements with each free content update.
  • Stylish Avatars: Choose from over 30 unique Avatars, their high-resolution, full detail avatars are sure to make an impression. Magmic will continue to add more avatars with free content updates.
  • Free Content Updates: THK Live is designed to be easy to update. We’ll be able to push out new and exciting features and new content as a direct downloads.
  • Chat 2.0: We’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort to create the best chat system in a poker game. You’ll be able to quickly and conveniently taunt or praise your opponents without missing a hand.

Another cool addition to the game which some of the beta testers may have missed is the ability to get a new avatar with Pretzil. By signing up for a Pretzil account, you earn points each time you play THK Live and you can use these points to purchase new avatars for use in-game.

Go to getthklive.com from your BlackBerry to grab it OTA, or go to Bplay at this link or grab it from App World below.

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Magmic Updates THK Live Beta in App World with Torch Support

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Magmic has updated the Texas Hold’em King Live Beta in App world and it now features support for the BlackBerry Torch as well as some fixes for the Storm/Storm2. The newest version is now available on App World for free so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a poker player.

Here is the basic change log:

  • Connection Improvements
  • Faster Animations
  • More Table Types (Higher Stakes)
  • Larger Chat Log (Stores 200 lines)
  • Player’s Names now scroll if larger than 9 characters
  • Folded Hole Cards fade, rather than disappear
  • Winning Hand Chat Details Improved
  • Lots of minor tweaks and bug fixes


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Magmic Opens THK Live for Public Beta – Possibly the Best Poker Game for Mobile

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Texas Hold’em King 1,2 and 3 were incredibly successful poker games for BlackBerry and Magmic is working on the 4th version, THK Live. The game is completely multiplayer and totally online (no more single player). THK Live lets you compete with poker players all over the world and features some pretty revolutionary features such as:

  • Free To Play: Each day you’ll receive chips that you can take straight to the tables, without paying anything.
  • Fast, Smooth and Fun: Are you tired of waiting for your opponent to make their move? This is the fastest poker game available for BlackBerry. Our quick speeds and easy to use interface ensure that you’ll spend more time taking down pots.
  • Automatic Table Selection: THK Live will pick the most appropriate table for your Bankroll, Experience and Speed – All you have to do to start playing is press “Play.”
  • Slick, Easy-to-Use UI: Magmic’s new and improved user interface is designed for high resolution devices providing vivid colors and smooth animations. Poker actions are easy to use and are inspired by BlackBerry’s own home screen.
  • Unlock Achievements: Earn over 35 unique achievements that will reward you for winning pots, playing hands and getting lucky. THK Live will continue to add new and exciting achievements with each free content update.
  • Stylish Avatars: Choose from over 30 unique Avatars, their high-resolution, full detail avatars are sure to make an impression. Magmic will continue to add more avatars with free content updates.
  • Free Content Updates: THK Live is designed to be easy to update. We’ll be able to push out new and exciting features and new content as a direct downloads.
  • Chat 2.0: We’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort to create the best chat system in a poker game. You’ll be able to quickly and conveniently taunt or praise your opponents without missing a hand.

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